Several types of seat belts and restraints are installed on every airliner. Find out how they work and why they are so important. Buckle UP! Pilot, Cabin Crew & Passenger Seat Belts.
Fire and Smoke Can Kill You Fire and poisonous smoke can kill within minutes. There is no greater risk to an aircraft’s passengers and crew. When an aircraft evacuation is necessary, every second counts.
For over 20 years, TCAS has been standing guard, protecting the skies from mid-air collisions. Countless catastrophes have been avoided thanks to the technology. Find out what TCAS is and how it works! This AeroSavvy feature is written as […]
As a passenger, you might see the word “ETOPS” (pronounced Ē-Tops) stenciled on airplanes. Occasionally, you’ll hear about it in the news. Follow a few AvGeeks on Twitter or Facebook and you’ll most definitely see this term […]
Whenever there is an accident involving an airliner, news reporters immediately begin talking about “the Black Box.” “Where is the Black Box?” “Investigators are looking for the Black Box” “What’s the condition of the Black […]
Swirls and lines on engine spinners. The spiral shapes can been seen on jet engines everywhere and come in several different designs and variations. They look cool on a spinning engine, but do they have a higher […]
In late 2013, UK air carrier EasyJet, aircraft manufacturer Airbus and Nicarnica Aviation of Norway teamed up to test new airborne technology that enables pilots to “see” volcanic ash from the cockpit. The system is a […]